Three Most Popular Posts

I take a gander at site stats occasionally, not often as there is no real need. However, each time I do the same two pages seems to get most of the results.

First, by a large margin, is Scottish Influence in Early Southern American Culture – Alexander Clark. It is no wonder I suppose, it is a page full of genealogy links and information. Someday I plan to write a book about Alexander Clark and his legacy through his descendants. I am encouraged that there is a continuing and robust interest in this page and subject. Perhaps there is an audience for a book.

Second is a page about a day and a series of events that, for me, summarized everything that was wrong with the US Army Signal Corps, Three Questions that Defined the US Army Signal Corps. I will admit, this post had a bit of humor, it was provocative and it pulled few punches. I cannot, however, determine why it has such enduring popularity. I can only assume that someone else posted a link to this someplace else. It is not the only post I ever wrote on this subject, so it is not the topic nor the keywords that drive interest. Something about this page caught someone’s attention. In any event, this one has real legs.

There is no real comparison between these pages and others. I can spike a new post if I take the time to engage on Twitter, particularly if the subject is relevant at the moment I post. But no other pages or posts I have ever written have the sort of longevity that these two do. Trust me, I have written things that were much more provocative and polemic but they never stick.

In any event, I have no real point. I simply find it interesting the things that gain traction and the things that do not.

Author: Barry

Southerner, father, husband, Christian and a retired Army field grade officer. Author of five books and of several papers and articles on ethics, culture, history, geopolitics and military affairs. He is the Executive Director of The Calhoun Institute and a partner at B&B Clark Consulting.

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